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-Triumph T100 engine complete, splayed head, carbs, twin coil ignition, big bearing crank and exhaust. This engine achieved 19 consecutive circuit wins in the 80s in a Kieft and has not been used since as the chassis was sold.
-Period Norton/AMC gear box and clutch.
-Spares - Triumph pre-unit big bearing crankcases, barrels and splayed heads, 3134 cams, gears, rods, pistons, concentric carbs etc. early single and twin magnetos.
-Helmet ACU approved "pudding basin" silver perfect 1950s.
-Bugantics from 1980,Motor Sport and Classic Car mags from 1950s,Ferrari owners mags from 1998.
John Tibenham - Phone 01433 631970
Johnny Walker first began producing racing cars in 1965 with his prototype Walker Type 65, the following year the JW4 Mk2 his first production racing car was released to the market at the 1966 Olympia Racing Car Show.
This particular 1966 red JW4 has quite a comprehensive history of past owners and competition over the last 50 years and has probably one of the most complete histories of all the surviving JW4's of which more detail can be provided on request.
Having been recently restored it would originally have been fitted with a 250cc Villiers engine but is currently fitted with a 500cc single cylinder GM speedway engine and a Norton gearbox.
It is potentially eligible for historic sprint, hillclimb up to 600cc classes, HSCC Formula Junior (Class G7) and 500 Formula 3 circuit racing offering potential buyers a very affordable entry into historic Motorsport or to enjoy in a private collection.
This is a unique opportunity to own one of the last few remaining JW4's and with a full history. With a guide price of £24,500, serious sensible offers are invited and prospective buyers are encouraged to contact me to discuss the car and for further details.
There are a substantial number of spare parts available with this car (or separately on request) potentially sufficient to create a second car.
The car is located in Bristol and is available for any inspection or provision of further photographic detail and shipping to any UK or overseas buyer
For more information about the Johnny Walker JW4 and Formula IV please see http://www.jw4.co.uk
Please contact: Nina Morgan
Tel: 07814 203364
My late father used to race his Cooper Mk X (advertised elsewhere) and during the years always bought spare gears for his Norton gearboxes.
Accordingly around 100 gears are available and I am open to offers, but only for the complete lot. (Sorry, but I cannot sell gears separately.) The gears have been used, but are in good condition.
For further information please contact:
This Cooper has a long Swedish history and before that a Danish history from new.
It has a Jap engine and Norton gearbox and is an original car, which has not been modified or updated. It is in a very good condition and is sold by the son of the previous owner/driver, Olle Linde.
Raced by the same driver at Goodwood Revival 6 times or more and Brands Hatch, Lydden Hill, France and of course Sweden.
The car is at present in southern Sweden.
With the car can come a spare engine and gearbox. Huge amount of other spares available for the interested buyer. Price £ 25.000 or offers.
For further information please contact:
Last owned by dedicated Cooper Car Club member, Denis McKenna of Virginia, USA. The car was campaigned mid 2000’s, including Pittsburgh USCCA 2008, ’09, ’11, ’12. Purchased from Fred Hummel in 1962, preceded by Ian Raby (Racing) Ltd. Since then, the car has lived its life in a climate- controlled basement shop. Full photo and written receipt history of restoration and new body work by Devine Machine and detailed engine work on JAP by Don Lefferts of Vintage Automotive Restorations, Bethel, CT, USA.
USD 25,000 o.n.o., plus shipping.
Serious enquiries please contact;
Peter Rehl: email@example.com T: +1 610 647 0983
Erik Rehl: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 7977 570 809
Last owned by Denis McKenna of Virginia, USA. The car was bought and raced in the UK in 1954, brought home to Texas by Ken Livingston and stored in a barn for 45 years. In 1999, when McKenna bought the car -- it was by then in a sorry condition -- he started a complete renovation. Wheels, chassis and transmission are fully restored. Body panels need completion. Photos and receipts of restoration complete to date. Norton Manx long stroke, rebuilt by McIntosh Racing and yet to be campaigned, offered separately.
USD $25,000 o.n.o., plus shipping
Peter Rehl : email@example.com T: +1 610 647 0983
Erik Rehl: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 7977 570 809
A unique car, made in Belgium by Lucien Quadbach, raced in the early 1950’s, Topolino based
Sold to Luca Dupanloup (1945--2000) a cartoonist, involved with the TinTin character. Upon his death, the original JAP engine had been removed for rebuild---it never returned.
The history is not known but the nature of motor racing over this period was very local and informal and unlikely to be recorded. It is supposed to have run in France and Benelux, there was a Swiss oil label sticker on the engine cover.
The car is variously mentioned in the publication "Bibel Du Racer 500"
The car was purchased in September 2009 by a Formula Junior owner/driver, and was at some stage sent to the UK and offered to members of the 500 fraternity.
It lay in storage for a number of years, and I purchased it in August 2017. It appeared to have been prepared for display in a museum and could not be driven!
An exhaust system, narrow bore with twin entry to the silencer, together with engine mounting plates from a motorcycle were supplied
The car was supplied with a JAP engine, which proved to be very much a BITSA----as was the Norton Laydown gearbox. The 4b engine and the transmission have been rebuilt by acknowledged tradesmen and enthusiasts. The missing carburettor has been replaced by a new, of the period, Gardner.
The rebuild is almost complete, and the car has a VIF, # 117
The reason for sale, is that following a knee operation, I am not 100% and this has sadly clipped my wings
The drive has been set up, with the help of 500 club members to give optimal performance with the 4b engine
The car is at Sissinghurst Kent, asking price £15000, which includes a covered trailer and a battery powered starter.
Peter Hall 07779746603 or 01580 720804 Email Peterhallsa @aol.com
Canadian Cooper Car Club member Robert Follows has for sale a complete Cooper steering rack assembly for sale. He is looking for £600 plus shipping.
Robert can be contacted by
Magnesium rear upright believed to fit Mk 4/5 Cooper
Bill Tull 01469 530258
Rodney Cummings has a selection of Norton "Lay Down" Gearbox and JAP spares for sale.
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This very rare Kondor 500 racer BJ 1949, driven by Huschke von Hahnstein in Aachen, comes with FIA papers
Only 4 were built and this is the only one that still exist; located in Hilden Germany
€ 29750 If you need more details please email Christian Alexander: email@example.com
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Mike Doodemans has been in touch and discovered a car that may be of interest in the Netherlands.
150cc Villiers engine overhauled but never started 3-speed Terrot gearbox pre war midget racer from Italy / France, unique target price € 9500 I had restored this car 40 years ago. bought in Southern France where they did race races against Italian racers. white bakelite steering wheel, you pull it out, board it. people up to 165/170 cm fit in. 230 cm long 110 cm wide. 130 kg I estimate. one off, no brand. were made by a mechanic who knows about midget racers Contact Mike Doodemans e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier Cooper wishbone mounting castings in aluminium - unmachined
Tel 07720 855092
Unidentified 500cc racing car, restoration project, missing engine and transmission. May have been modified during its working life. Bears the name " Vomper " on the side and this has been over painted at some point. Dimensions and more photos available if required. Asking £1200 although reasonable offers may be considered. Location of car for viewing is near Carlisle, about 1 mile from J44 on the M6. Please contact Robin Storey or phone 01387 810953 . Click for photo1 Click for photo2 Click for photo3 Click for photo4
JAP engine with Royal Enfield gearbox. A complete car but will need a little recommissioning. Car has been stored dry. Being sold due to new project. Some history. Located in the Midlands. £16000 ovn. For further details please contact email@example.com . Click for photo1 Click for photo2 Click for photo3 Click for photo4
JBS 500 (In New Zealand)
Built 1952 with chassis number 52/01. Rebuilt in 2010 by ex Brabham/Tyrrell F1 mechanic to very high standard. (See story in “The 500” magazine dated March 2016)
Certified by 500 Owners Ass. as VIF B/1 (Original but non complete history) Can compete at any event run by 500 Owners Ass. in UK or Europe. Raced and hill-climbed in NZ by owner. Has JAP engine rebuilt by ex. UK speedway rider. Has Carrillo rod and new cast crankcases with Amal GP carb. Norton/AMC gearbox with split rear sprocket for easy chain drive ratio changes. Can be started with external electric starter which is very efficient. Car completely as original except for roll bar, six point seat belt and fire extinguisher. Has additional Koni shocks at back which dramatically improve handling. Approved under VIF certification. Full history available along with many photos of early and recent life of car. £23,000 ono includes sea freight to UK. Contact Max Rutherford at firstname.lastname@example.org
1953 Formula 2 Cooper JAP 1100 Twin. All original and correct with a full uninterrupted history folder. Engine is a JAP mkII 1100cc with alloy barrels and magnesium crankcases, numbered and correct. The gearbox is a Norton dolls head with Manx gears. The car has been restored maintaining its originality, refreshing all components whilst keeping patina intact. Last competed at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb July 2017. A great car for the best historic hill climbs or circuit events. Located in the midlands. For further details and photographs please contact email@example.com or +44(0)7918148241 Click for photo1 Click for photo2 Click for photo3 Click for photo4 Click for photo5 Click for photo6 Click for photo7 Click for photo8 Click for photo9 Click for photo10 Click for photo11 Click for photo12
1953 Genuine Works Cooper Mk 7 chassis number MK7453, VIF number 049. This car comes with a comprehensive history of ownership and results and has been owned and raced by a number of important drivers including Eric Brandon, D Johnson and A Prince. The sale includes a full pictorial history of its restoration to an outstanding standard by Fred Walmsley and many original parts including wheels, bodywork and fuel tank. The car comes with a new un-raced Walmsley Long Stroke engine and is ready to race...perfect for Goodwood 2019! The car is priced at £30,000 ono and a fully enclosed trailer with awning is also available. I am also separately selling the 1952 works Norton engine which was installed in the car in 1953. For further details please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Click for photo1 Click for photo2 Click for photo3 Click for photo4 Click for photo5 Click for photo6 Click for photo7 Click for photo8 Click for photo9
This is the JP prototype car which was first raced in May 1950 and passed to Mirrilees Chassels who allowed Ron Flockhart to use it at Dunrod that year. The car was been fully restored in 2010 with a 500cc Vincent engine, which has just been rebuilt. The car has extensive history and a 500OA VIF. Email Vernon Williamson at email@example.com. Click for photo
Silverfågeln” Swedish 500 with documented history. A rebuilt JAP 5 bolt engine with a “Carlsson Special ignition” (it’s a contact breaker system powered by a small 12 V battery built by “Carlsson”, a Swedish engineer). Chassis is restored and suspension is from a Fiat Topolino and in good condition. Now has HTP, period pictures and raced in period in Sweden and internationally. Gearbox is from a BSA-military MC. Hidden extra tank added, alloy UK made to make certain it would not suffer from fuel shortage during race. Lots of spares included, extra gearbox and the original front panel (in bad condition) Two sets of wheels, one set for gravel and one for tarmac Roll-over bar made to FIA spec. Click here for photos. Open for serious offers Contact seller e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Skype christer.larsson0705597671 or phone +46 705597671